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In Battle drummer now takes his own life.

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by aztattooedsean, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. aztattooedsean

    aztattooedsean crazed tattooed metalhead

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    Former IN BATTLE Drummer Takes His Own Life; Band Vows To Honor His Memory - Aug. 19, 2006
    Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have issued the following statement:

    "IN BATTLE wants to announce that their longtime friend and drummer Otto Wiklund, born October 18, 1976 and died August 13, 2006, has passed away by his own hand...

    "Otto Wiklund was a great drummer and did record the debut album of IN BATTLE (1997) and the second album, 'Rage of the Northmen' (1998). He also was the session drummer for SETHERIAL in 1998 and recorded the 'Lords of the Nightrealm' album.

    "Otto Wiklund's memory will be honored on the upcoming [fourth] IN BATTLE album, 'Kingdom of Fear', which will be released through Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records in mid-November this year… with material that Otto Wiklund wrote for IN BATTLE.

    "I ofred vi drar fram!! I OTTO's Namn!"

    IN BATTLE's latest album, "Welcome to the Battlefield" (2004, Cold/Metal Blade Records), was recorded at Courthouse Studio in Östersund, Sweden and at Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The CD was mixed and mastered at Erik Rutan's (HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist) Mana Recording Studios in Tampa, Florida with engineer Shawn Ohtani. Rutan also laid down a guest appearance on lead guitar in the track "Serpents".

    For more information, visit www.inbattle.net.
     
  2. Trylakos

    Trylakos gimme my key bitch!

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    shit:( In Battle were great
     
  3. skeptik

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    uh it's not like they're breaking up since the fucking guy wasn't in the band :confused:
     
  4. Life Sucks

    Life Sucks and then you die

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    Die bitch die!!!!!
    That sucks. Two metal musicians from Sweden committed suicide at basically the same time. What a conincidence. Hopefully this is not a sign that there is more to come.
     
  5. Demilich

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    Shane Rout says: why not get rid of all the weak ones at once? :loco:
     
  6. Killbot

    Killbot A Killer Robot

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    jesus fucking christ, why don't people just stay alive.
     
  7. Young Unknown

    Young Unknown Title Goes Here!

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    Perhaps they don't want to?
     
  8. Killbot

    Killbot A Killer Robot

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    you think?
     
  9. Hatebreeder

    Hatebreeder Pizzicato Heartstrings

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    That really sucks. Luckily we haven't really hit the big names yet; once members of Opeth and Arch Enemy start offing themselves, we should start worrying.
     
  10. Erik

    Erik New Metal Member

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    *rejoicing
     
  11. Young Unknown

    Young Unknown Title Goes Here!

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    Yeah, how about that :rolleyes:

    I don't understand why these guys would kill themselves, even if they don't believe in god or an afterlife why just end it, why not take advantage of life and live it out not giving a fuck? dumb shit if you ask me.
     
  12. skeptik

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    uh this suicide has nothing to do with Jon Nodveidt as far as anyone is aware, this guy was probably just sad
     
  13. Death Animal

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    Shit happens.
    I have never heard of him but that still suck.
     
  14. Evil?

    Evil? omghaxlol!1

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    I found that funny for some reason. :lol:
     
  15. ResistExistence

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    Never been a huge fan of In Battle but still, that sucks. RIP Otto.

    Doesn't Scandinavia have one of the highest suicide rates in the world?
     
  16. Hatebreeder

    Hatebreeder Pizzicato Heartstrings

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    I've heard that somewhere. Must be all the metal getting to them. :loco:
     
  17. Demilich

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    i thought Finland was the one with the high alcoholism and suicide rates
     
  18. ResistExistence

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    Makes sense with the extreme winters and long nights they have.
     
  19. Demilich

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    i like night, perfect time for sleeping. winter is kinda fun too.

    i wanna go to Finland some day. and now i wanna check out In Battle.
     
  20. ResistExistence

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    Yeah, not for everyone though, obviously. I'd probably love it over there.
     

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